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Mar 22, 2013 11:00am PDT
the grave of itzhak rabin. president obama also visited the holocaust memorial joining president peres and prime minister netanyahu as well as secretary of state john kerry as well. and in nearby bethlehem, president obama toured the church of the nativity. the biblical birth place of jesus. he did that with the palestinian president mahmoud abbas. the president then held one more scheduled meeting with benjamin netanyahu before taking that 35-minute flight to jordan. martin fletcher has the very latest on that 50-minute news conference that we all saw there. martin, let's start with the news conference. the president and king abdullah. they spent a great deal of time on what had been the dominant themes during the trip. iran, syria and the palestinian peace process. what struck you most from the news conference that we just saw? >> reporter: well, what struck me most, craig, in addition to the call for the desperately urgent need for a peace agreement, or the peace process between israel and the palestinians and the question of how to stop iran from developing a nuclear weapon. we've
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 2:00am PDT
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KCSMMHZ
Mar 22, 2013 2:30pm PDT
the israeli state. but obama also wanted to bring the issue of reconciliation between israel and palestine to the fore. the president visited the grave of the former prime minister, who was assassinated by an israeli nationalists in 1995 after signing the oslo accords. the politics of reconciliation almost seem like reconciliation, but obama is sending his secretary of state back to jerusalem to continue to build momentum for peace negotiations to resume. >> the israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu has apologized to turkey for the deaths of nine turkish human rights campaign members in a raid on the flotilla back in 2010. the activists were killed when israeli commandos stormed the turkish aid ship off the gaza strip. turkey expelled israel's ambassador and suspended military cooperation as a result. netanyahu made the apology in a phone call. president obama is reported to have encouraged the move during a visit to the region. >> these divisions are rose -- arose in the eu on friday on weather to on syrian rebels. britain and france remained isolated. germany's foreign mini
PBS
Mar 21, 2013 6:30pm PDT
israeli audience after proclaiming his support for an independent palestinian state alongside a jewish won. >> obama also made it clear that u.s. support for israel is not unconditional, saying to settlements are preventing peace. we have more from jerusalem. >> the main auditorium in jerusalem was packed. hundreds of israelis came to hear the u.s. president speak. obama step to the key message of his visit. >> i believe that peace is the only path to true security. the only way for israel to enter and thrive as a jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable palestine. that is true. >> the address to university students came after obama returned from the west bank where he met with the palestinian president. both leaders criticized israeli settlement building. abbas condemned the construction as illegal. obama also spoke to the ongoing threats to israeli security. the u.s. president criticized hamas, saying cause the's rulers have focused on tearing palestine down instead of building israel up. obama had words of the encouragement for young israel
FOX Business
Mar 22, 2013 7:00pm EDT
being reported. with a deferred order by president obama, only three states permit drivers licenses for illegal immigrants but as many as 40 states are now interpreting the deferred deportation order to confer that right day make moves to pass that into law as the executive order or a change as a result of the deportation order it is a startling trend or attention is not brought to either. now let's turn to the export -- expert witness what you make of this man? has he destroyed single-handedly whenever there was for the defense? >> he tries to find any reasonable doubt and says there is a possibility there is a psychological disorder so they could find her not guilty of premeditated murders and he is there to get a juror to think maybe there is a psychological issue we cannot grasp, he is the expert and we should rely on him cement she puts forward a self-defense claim but testifying over 18-- she never said the words you need to say with self-defense and actually said she was not in favor -- in fear. said now they bring in the expert that she is sufferingg3 from posttraumatic stre
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
a vote. i remember president obama in his state of the union speech, don't the parents of newtown deserve a vote? don't the children of newtown deserve a vote? so let's at least force the house into an up and down vote on this bill. >> sam, will that work, that kind of an appeal? >> yes, it will work because a number of house republicans who ran in 2010, including some in pennsylvania, obviously representative griffin from staten island and representative peter king as well from new york. >> delaware county. >> exactly. >> they have to be careful. >> they do have to be careful. they have to be careful and -- but, again, this all comes back to speaker boehner. he holds the cards here. if he feels enough pressure to bring it to a vote, he probably will. if he doesn't, he will bottle it all up and have no reform. he hinted very strongly that he doesn't want to tackle new laws. he wants to work within existing laws. >> i think is one thing people should get involved with. find a way to get to the person, let them know over easter what matters to you. how about the safety of our childr
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 10:00pm PDT
there is a united states of america -- >> president obama is set to give a major speech. >> a high-profile address. [ speaking in foreign language ] you are not alone. >> this is the visit the israeli people wanted to see. >> it is an important speech. >> the centerpiece -- >> america will do what we must to prevent a nuclear-armed iran. >> president obama spoke directly. >> the speech that extended close to 50 minutes, president obama tackled the two-state solution. >> the united states is deeply committed. the time is now. >> no wall is high enough, no iron dome is strong enough. >> there is so much symbolism here. >> israel is not going anywhere. >> no doubt, this visit has been a success. >> get ready, america, for a brand new republican party. >> i know what our principles are. >> marriage is between one man and one woman. >> i know our party believes that marriage is between one man and one woman. >> the future of their party is at risk here. >> we have a party that's going to be inconclusive. >> this is something we should allow people to do. >> people are changing. >> 81% o
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
at a war of words. president obama said these are important allies to the united states. and it is important to him that those two countries have normal relations. the two biggest and most important democracies in the region so obviously, it is in the united states' best interests to have them have relations. so that was probably the big success in the short term that the president can take home. that he simply has the two leaders of israel and turkey talking again. and to borrow a pun, talking turkey. >> okay, chuck, always great to have you on. we turn to professor of mideast politics at the london skoofl economics. also, the author of obama and the middle east. the end of manager's moment. i want to play a little tape of obama talking about israel and then get you to come. >> we have the choice to acquiesce to evil or make real our solemn vow, never again. we have the choice to ignore what happens to others or to act on behalf of others. and to continually examine in ourselves whatever dark places there may be, that may lead to such actions or inactions. this is our obligation.
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 8:00pm PDT
earlier calling for a two state solution in the middle east. this was the main event of mr. obama's first trip to israel as leader of the free world. the president delivering what the administration called the centerpiece of the visit. the speech wasn't given in front of the israeli parliament where his predecessor spoke at his first trip, it was given at the convention center before an audience of students. the president's message was clear, peace is possible but in order to secure peace and security for the jewish state, compromise is essential. >> negotiations will be necessary but there's a little secret about where they must lead. two states for two peoples. two states for two peoples. there will be differences how to get there. there will be hard choices along the way. for the moment, put aside the plans and the process, i ask you instead to think about what can be done to build trust between people. >> mr. obama reassured israelis of america's commitment but also delivered some tough love. >> i also believe it's important to be open and honest, especially with your friends. politic
Comedy Central
Mar 21, 2013 7:00pm PDT
state of israel. >> stephen: that might make obama's trip a little awchward! [laughter] will obama's trip be a success? will he insult the palestinians by eating the israeli delicacy falafel or will he insult the israelis by eating the palestinan delicacy falafel? [laughter] here to discuss the chosen people is my chosen guest, please welcome israeli ambassador to the united states, michael oren. [cheers and applause] thank you so much. [cheers and applause] sit back down. okay. sir, -- [cheers and applause] -- good to see you again. good to see you. how is israel? >> it's great. terrific. >> stephen: chosen people still chosen? >> chosen people from the bible. those are the jews. we're the chosen ally of the united states, the ultimate ally in the united states in the middle east. there's one state there that is stable, democratic and totally pro-american. >> stephen: sir, you are preaching to the choir if synagogues had choirs do. they? >> some do. >> stephen: good. preach away. obama is coming whether you like it or not. and i know you don't like it. >> we're delighted. >> stephen
NBC
Mar 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
right. >>> first though obama care is on the move. is your state one of the 26 that failed to meet obama care deadlines? plus, have you heard the buzz over american eagle's spray-on skinny jeans? it may be the ultimate man cave, bill. 7,000 square feet of space. oh, yeah. this is for the man in your life and it is for sale. "early today" is back in two. >>> welcome back to "early today." here are stories making news this morning. a new report says republican leaders in as many as 26 states are failing to make obamacare deadlines to connect uninsured residents to coverage. if states don't act the federal government will step in. >>> there is a bill legalizing same sex civil unions that makes colorado the 18th state to allow some form of unions for same sex couples. >>> talk about being in the right place at the right time. a man in australia saved the life of a 2-year-old girl when he performed cpr on her at a supermarket. the baby's mother screamed for help when the toddler stopped breathing in the checkout lane. thankfully he was there. if you are feeling lucky this weekend you have tim
FOX
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
independent state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation. >> president obama also attended a state dinner. he was presented with the highest honor at the israeli medal of distinction. he will visit jordan tomorrow. >>> north korea issued a new round of nuclear threats today against military basis. they said u.s. basis in guam and japan are within striking range. excuse me. the white house and the pentagon haven't yet responded to the latest threats from north korea. >>> new concern about the tsa rule change that would allow passengers to -- passengers to bring knives on planes. they signed a letter to the head of the transportation security administration. they urged withdrawal of the decision making it okay to bring pocket knives and sports equipment on board planes. they say the decision was made without former engagement with stake holders. >>> the hope they have as they head to washington for the final battle. >> and a man with a metal detector heads to golden gate bridge with a unusual find. hello? the words are going this way-there's no way. oh, the lights ca
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
necessary for a two state solution, halt to settlements, that was completely dropped from obama's prior substance filled speeches. unfortunately this plan or idea isn't going anywhere. >> why did he drop it? didn't want to insult the israelis to their face? didn't want to challenge them that toughly? >> i think the whole trip was not to make peace in the middle east to make peace with congress at home to pursue a domestic agenda to get work done here in the united states, a realization he needs congress behind him and congressman and senators won't take politically difficult positions in domestic issues if they feel he is jeopardizing their back on israel. it was to have a good visit in israel and have good photo ops and have a better relationship with congress. >> interesting. we'll get back to that. the speech received praise from left leaning israel lobby is in the united states. israel's presidency money psimoz was a fan. how is there regigering of the map because the geopolitics in that terrain are extremely volatile. what gives? >> i have to disagree with hillary a little bit. the
Comedy Central
Mar 21, 2013 7:30pm PDT
, yeah? >> please, listen to me, okay? if you think that the memo states that president obama from his desk can currently operate drones to kill any one anywhere at any time with no legal restrictions using a special x-box controller then you are crazy. you are not crazy that's what they say. oh, my god i saw them. >> jon: oh, my god, assif that's an amazing report. you just -- get home safe assif. get home safe. >> there is no assif. just the sound of wind blowing through the trees. [making wind sounds] assif is dead. there's no way to find him or detect his biometric heat signature. >> jon: biometric heat signatures is that how they do it? >> i wouldn't know i'm just a tree. >> jon: right, right, a tree. you wouldn't know if a biometric heat signature is the thing that makes drones find you. thanks very much, tree. get home safe, tree and assif, you do know in february trees don't have leaves, right? >> dammit! [laughter] >> jon: stay safe, tree. +h >> jon: welcome back, everybody. as many pundits will tell you the obama administration is a fascist, socialist marxist dictatorship fro
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
hebrew ] >> that's good wine. >> not bad, that was president obama doing his state dinner in israel last night. the hebrew toast he shared means, "to life." the president's first lady is crowned queen, sort of, the uk sunday "times" style magazine created this image on a first-class stamp. the image created to mark her first-place ranking on the best-dressed list. >>> presidential chris christie got an inquiry about his residential aspirations from a group of third graders. >> i'm a third grader at the elementary school. you've done a great job here in new jersey and i was wondering if you were thinking about running for president. >> do you work for msnbc? >> i'm not thinking about running for president right now. because i got a job to do here i've got an obligation to all of these folks and you and the other people of new jersey to not take my eyes of the job right now. you can't worry about fourth grade until you finish third grade, you know. and i can't worry about that until i do this job. >> we're loving that msnbc shout-out governor. that wraps up things for me. i'm going to
MSNBC
Mar 21, 2013 9:00pm PDT
audience in jerusalem, president obama was honored at state dinner, awarded the israeli medal of distinction the highest honor a civilian can receive in israel. he is the first sitting president to receive this award. simone perez said the people of israel are particularly moved by your contribution to their security. he called the president dear barack. that's what was happening live in israel. here at home, this is what the coverage of that event looked like in the cable news-a-sphere. cnn and msnbc are showing it live showing the president of the united states receiving this medal at a big state dinner in this country. the fox news channel pretending it is not happening, talking about repealing obama-care instead. this is what the three cable news networks looked like in snapshot at 2:24 p.m. i know that because this news media was going on and on the wall there was the live feed of the three networks at precisely 2:24 p.m. this afternoon. we're all watching as the israel president is trying president obama i know you will never stop striving for a better world. as he was spea
ABC
Mar 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
devin dwyer in washington. >>> and our other major story. president obama wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the jewish state and the victims of the holocaust. >> after a visit to the birthplace of jesus, mr. obama travels to jordan to meet with the top u.s. ally in the region, king abdullah. >> as this visit comes to an end, let's check in with alex marquardt in jerusalem. alex, what's been the overall reaction to the visit? all right. >> reporter: good morning, john, good morning, diana. there have been two very distinct reactions. on the israeli side for starters i don't think it could have gone any better. many israelis viewed obama with some suspicion, but he's really won them over with his actions in recent days and particularly his speech here in jerusalem yesterday. here you can see the front page of one of the main israeli daily newspapers that says -- [ speaking a foreign language ] -- "you are not alone," one of the lines from his speech yesterday, which he won widespread praise for, and i think it's safe to say that in the coming days, you'l
NBC
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
. mr. obama says middle east peace with two independent states is still possible. though admits it will be extremely difficult to achieve. he met with palestinian authority president mahmoud abbas in the west bank, and again with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu in jerusalem. talks centered on how to jump-start the peace process. >>> a bay area woman is asking for your help tonight. she said someone stole her service dog right after she dozed off. she was on b.a.r.t. when it happened. karen lanahan said they were riding home. the two were on b.a.r.t. riding between san francisco and san bruno when she said she fell asleep and believes someone walked away with archie and his carrier. archie helps lanahan with her anxiety. she spent today putting up posters and searching for her dog. if you have any information about this, you're urged to call the local spca. >>> to the bay area proud series where we profile people who fill a need in the community. like feeding the hungry or finding homes for unwanted pets. >> tonight is a little different, about a need overlooked by many pe
FOX Business
Mar 21, 2013 10:00pm EDT
there. lou: president obama recognizing the obstacles in the way of any 2-state solution, asking both nations not to fall back on all political pitions and demands and to face the reality that some tough compromises have to be mad by both parties. >> i think it is difficult, frankly, because sometimes even though we know what compromises have tbe made in order to achieve these, is hard to admit that those compromises need to be made. as a politician like it's a desire for political leaders to get too far ahead of your constituencies. lou: meanwhile, the 89 year-old president of israel today may a shocking in mission about what president obama means when he says all options are on the table in dealing with this country. the president, accding to press is prepared to strike. also tonight, the whiteouse assault on the second amendment continues, even as democratic support is slipping away. congress today voting to avoid a government shut down. congressman marlon strops men of inana joins us here to talk about the budget and the second amendment. the chinese nationals suspected of es
PBS
Mar 21, 2013 11:00pm PDT
state or his concept of a settlement is more modest than that of president obama. and when secretary of state kerry returns to the region in a short while to pursue the work, these differences will surface. they were not-- they came out unilaterally by the president in the speech but they will come up fully when secretary kerry returns to the region. >> rose: but how did barack obama come to the presidency with what attitudes did israel, what commitments, what sense of significance for him? >> i think you have two book ends to this story. the cairo speech of 2009 and the injuries lem speech of 2013. and he comes to the cairo speech, which was a speech to the arab and muslim world, the belief that bush had ruined america's reputation in the arab and muslim world. and that he needed to fix that. after all, we had 150,000 troops deployed in afghanistan and iraq. he was about to send more. we needed to improve our relations with the arabs and the muslims. and if we could achieve that, i think he felt that would redound to the benefit of israel because then the arabs would be prepared to
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 2:30am PDT
and the obama administration will get involved and actually help in negotiating a two-state solution. >> we brought you the president's unscripted remarks at the top of the show. how is that being received in the israeli press about the children of the palestinians? >> reporter: many israelis, it depends on who you talk to, really. the israelis, they, too, are very divided when it comes to the palestinian issue. many israelis agreed with president obama and they do feel that there should be a two-state solution. that that would be in the best interest of israel itself to have a nation side by side with the palestinian state, two states that can actually get along. there have been some skeptics as well, people who believe that there may not be a way to negotiate peace because the animosity between the two sides have grown as the decades have gone by. >> nbc's atia abowi, thank you. >>> the prospect of peace is no less he lucive in syria where the civil war there is only intensifying. a devastating bomb blast tore through a mosque in the capital yesterday killing at least 42 people. am
CNN
Mar 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
major ally of the united states as well. they've also agreed to resume full ambassadorial diplomatic relations, a significant achievement for president obama in bridging this gap and a major concession by the israeli prime minister to apologize and offer compensation for the deaths of those people on that flotilla to gaza. ivan, thanks very, very much. back here in washington what could be a major development in the push for immigration reform. a source now telling cnn a group of bipartisan senators could be on the brink of a solution. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is here. she's got details learning of some significant developments. if this happens, this would be a huge breakthrough. >> absolutely. what i'm told is that this so-called gang of eight, group of eight senators, four democrats four republicans had a meeting this morning and then right about now they're going to have their last meeting before going home for spring break. and they believe that when they get back from those two weeks off, wolf, they are going to be ready to unveil their proposal, that they
CSPAN
Mar 22, 2013 7:00am EDT
we see obama urges palestinian state. we cane of other stories look at in the news today, flipping through the paper, the "new york times" looks at women in the senate. you can see the graphic, they look at who these women are and how it has been a building force overtime. you can see here, the growing numbers of female senators. a womanl has approved to lead the interior apartment -- department. sec chief is excited to announce a departure. we expect to hear him announced that he is stepping down, leaving the agency after four years. that term focused heavily on improving internet access across the country. ont: a couple of more calls whether you are feeling the impact of sequestration. a retired federal worker. caller: i am not a retired federal worker. in 2008, i lost my job as a construction worker. therned to usa jobs, national parks service and things of that nature, historic buildings. i was up for a job in arizona recently. i did two interviews and expected to get hired. since superstition, nothing has happened. i feel it is affecting -- since sequestration, nothing is happ
NBC
Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
day of his middle east trip. more from our world tonight. >>> raj, president obama urged both the israelis and palestinians to get back to the bargaining table and stop negotiating to negotiate. but president abbas is demanding they build jewish settlements. president obama agreed palestine must have its own state but said that israel must live in peace also. today, there were rocker s -- rockets today. >> they may as well reject the earth underneath them or the sky above, because israel is not going anywhere. >> president obama, speaking in front of a group of israeli students today, at the end of the night, mr. obama was awarded the medal of distinction, the first u.s. president to receive israel's highest honor. >>> and tomorrow, president obama will visit jordan and stay with king abdullah who is praising his visit. but protesters not happy. they burned the flag in the capitol city, upset with mr. obama's support for israel. >>> and iran angry at israel today, making destructive threats, today, their supreme leader, ayatollah saying that they will threaten attacks. israel cont
Comedy Central
Mar 21, 2013 11:30pm PDT
against an emotional state is our prison at guantanamo bay. even though many have wanted to see gitmo closed, including president obama, despite all logic, it remains open for business. it's the radio shack of the war on terror. [laughter] if you follow the news closely, you are probably unaware that gitmo is currently hosting the trial of 9-11 mastermind khalid sheik mohammed. for godsake, khalid, you're appearing in court-- comb your shoulders! [laughter] now one reason you may not have heard about it is that not the easiest trial to cover. first, because it's not really a trial. it's a one-of-a-kind military tribunal designed by president bush, implemented by president obama, and inspired by president kafka. [laughter] see, reporters are not allowed in the courtroom. they have to watch the trial from behind soundproofed glass and hear the proceedings on a 40-second delay. and to protect national security, the judge or a security officer in the courtroom can hit a mute button which shuts off the audio to the reporters and indicates this by making a red light on the judge's bench spi
SFGTV
Mar 21, 2013 5:00pm PDT
another tragedy, we are morally bound to do so. and we must support president obama and senator finestien comprehensive effort to reform the gun laws, i support state and federal effort to keep the weapons off of our streets and out of our homes. i have directed our city agencies and law enforcement officials to move towards plans of action, to prioritize and create solutions that impact policy changes and take aggressive actions against the moment egregious types of gun violence and we are working hard and making more plans for more deeper, more wider gun buy back programs and events that will take place later this year. but no single mayor can stop gun violence alone. if we work together, as a city, as a community, as a region, as a state, and now, as importantly as a nation, if we work together as a nation, we can make real impact. forget the polls. forget the politics. forget the threats of this lobbying group or that lobbying group. we are doing what is necessary and what is the right thing to do. and we are not going to make any excuses for why we can't get it done. it is time to ta
KICU
Mar 21, 2013 7:00pm PDT
tour trying to jump start peace talks. president obama met with the palestinian president and have an obligation to work for peace. >> i've return to the west bank because the u.s. is deeply commit to the creation of an independent and sovereign state of palestine. >> the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily in dignities that come with it. >> afterward, president obama went to jerusleum and said they would always be here for them. >>> the united nations said it will report three chemical weapons attacks. say that are studying video coming out of syria showing patients being treated. the cia is always said to be using satellite imagery. both sides deny using them. >>> tucked away inside a cell, on the rock. i could think of better places to be. tonight we take you back to alcatraz 50 years to the day. the cell doors closed. >>> and a lengthy battle, find out why neighbors are so elated to find it reduced to rubble and who's fitting the bill. >>> back here in just a minute, we've got some clouds to talk about. how they will impact your weekend. sofa... desk... y
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 9:00am PDT
obama's stance on the middle east and on a two-state solution. so the next couple of years are incredibly important for the peace process. >> they were very limited policy aspects to the speech. two things that he did say that struck me were one when he called out increased settlement activity. which he said was counterproductive. he didn't call for an end of it but he said it was counterproductive. and the other thing was the end where he said you can't just keep knocking down rockets, you can build as many iron domes as you want, but it's not the solution. there's israeli politics dating back to the age of zionism in the '20s and said that you had to build an iron wall and seduce them into believing that you can't have a two-state existence. >> you can build as many iron domes as you want, in the end it will never result in peace, you have to be engaging. >> he's also making the argument that real security comes through sort of an interweaving of two cultures or an acceptance. there's never going to be a wall high enough. what you really have to do is start on the person-to-person level
ABC
Mar 22, 2013 5:00am PDT
. >> brooks did not return our calls. the audit has been forwarded to the state, the d.a., and the f.b.i. to determine if any laws have been broken. >> president obama is wrapping up his visit to israel by paying respects to heroes of the percent state and victims of the holocaust and visiting the birthplace of jesus and he will travel to jordan to meet with a top ally in the region. we are joined live from washington, dc with more from our reporter there. >> good morning, kristen. a busy and historic three days if president obama in the middle east. today he holds final meetings with the israelis and palestinians. >> on the final day in israel, president obama paid tribute to the history of the jewish people laying wreaths at the graves of israeli cultural icons and remembers victims of the holocaust on a tour of a memorial in israel. >> they were men and women and children, so many children, sent to their deaths because of who they were, how they prayed or who they loved. >> the trip has been rich with symbolism. he reaffirmed the united states alliance in a send off toast with israeli
PBS
Mar 22, 2013 3:00pm PDT
friends of ours, and so it's in the interest of the united states that they begin this process of getting their relationship back in order. >> warner: mr. obama had spent much of the day in israel and the west bank, visiting landmarks commemorating the history of the jews and one of christianity's s holiest treasures safeguarded by the palestinians. he had a few words when he got to yad vashem, the memorial to the six million jews murdered in the holocaust. >> here, on your ancient land, let it be said for all the world to hear: the state of israel does not exist because of the holocaust. but with the survival of a strong jewish state of israel, such a holocaust will never happen again. >> warner: the president then mr. obama was driven there through the israeli checkpoints and security wall separating israel from the west bank, after a sudden sandstorm grounded the president's chopper. it was perhaps a too-perfect metaphor for the tangled peace process he leapt back into this week. from there, it was a short flight to amman, capital of jordan, first arab state the president has v
MSNBC
Mar 22, 2013 1:00pm PDT
even in red states where i remember president obama saying to me in the oval office after columbine, he was willing to go into places like new hampshire because once you make the argument that things like assault weapons mean that innocent people are more likely to be killed and protected that even people in red states will go look. >> thank you both. and a programming note, david gregory will talk exclusively with new york city mayor michael bloomberg and the nra's wayne lapierre this southbound on "meet the press." >>> next, with the president in the region a key senator calls for u.s. intervention in syria. stay with us. [ male announcer ] when it comes to the financial obstacles military families face, we understand. our financial advice is geared specifically to current and former military members and their families. life brings obstacles. usaa brings retirement advice. [ bop ] [ bop ] [ bop ] you can do that all you want, i don't like v8 juice. [ male announcer ] how about v8 v-fusion. a full serving of vegetables, a full serving of fruit. but what you taste is the fruit. so e
ABC
Mar 21, 2013 6:00pm PDT
state of israel presented the president with its highest civilian honor. president obama receive aid medal of distinction this evening in jerusalem. the day included a speech at the university of jer ruse limb. the president made an appeal for israel to recognize that compromise will beness troy achieve lasting security. >> only way for israel to endure and thrive as a jewish and democratic state is through the realization of an independent and viable palestine. >> president obama told students the u.s. is the best friend of the country and will never back down on commitment to the defense. the president traveled to the west bank where he urged president abbas to relaunch peace talk was israel. >> a stopgap spending bill to keep the government open is now awaiting president obama's signature. house passed a bill side stepping a threat of a shut down. the measure funding operating budgets of every cabinet agency throughout end of september. leaving in place automatic cuts to domestic programs but does ease the impact of other cuts. effort underway a bill in san francisco would req
CNN
Mar 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
story. obama, everyone thought climate change bill was dead but obama did put it in the state of the union and there's some talk in congress that if you can get a big grand bargain that perhaps there are elements in that that's going to address climate change. but it's hard. nobody wants to put a price on carbon. >> we've got a story out of southern california. teenage girl in southern california survives a scene right out of a horror movie. she's cowering in a closet while three burglars invade her house. 15-year-old doyin oladipupo called 911, ran into her parents' walk-in closet when the alarm system went off and she was home alone. so the emergency operator telling the frightened girl, don't say a word. after she heard the criminal's voices just inches away from doyin as she hid behind the clothes. >> bring the bucket over here. >> okay, don't talk. >> bring it over here. >> i don't know how i did it honestly because when i think about it now, my heart just starts beating. >> police arrived shortly, and after that they arrested three teen suspects in a stolen car in the drive
FOX News
Mar 22, 2013 2:00am PDT
recorded for cultural importance. that's your five at five. >> great stuff. president obama just arriving a short time ago at the museum. day three of his trip to israel. and that is the state's official memorial to victims of the holocaust. elizabeth prann is live for us in washington with more on what's happening today. hi there, elizabeth. >> good morning, heather. president obama's trip continues on his final day in israel and what the president did was just as important as his message. he visited the famous holocaust memorial just as you said as well as a number of other symbolic spots such as the grave site of rabin a prime minister known as a symbol of the peace pro-prospects. he took the his time to pay his respects. >> the president reiterated to prime minister benjamin netanyahu the importance of peace and the vision of two states. he said washington doesn't consider it a continued settlement activity to be constructive. he said visiting this week is to listen and reinforce support. he also continues to keep a tough stance on iran. he repeated the u.s. position saying, quote: al
FOX News
Mar 22, 2013 8:00am PDT
could create a base in his country. meanwhile, president obama spending his last day in israel paying his respects at two memorial sites solemnly reaffirming the jewish state's right to exist. lelandleland vittert is now jois live from jerusalem with more. >> reporter: we started with ceremony in the morning today, and now as president obama has landed in jordan, this turns to really hard core, nitty-gritty diplomatic work of trying to shore up one of the last remaining u.s. allies in the arab world. king abdullah controls the linchpin, the united states has, of course, lost the president in egypt as an ally, the president in tunisia, the president of yemen, and king abdullah is one of the last friends america has. he, too, is under threat from the muslim brother hood, so a big part of this is the president thanking him for his help and promising to continue the aid from the united states. also the u.s. military cooperation with jordan which is especially key right now as jordan is facing increasing threats in terms of the syrian civil war. not only the refugee crisis, also the threat
KRON
Mar 22, 2013 4:00am PDT
developing story as more details coming in will let you know. >> overseas, president barack obamas wrapping up his three day trip to israel this morning. this is video of him paying respect to heroes of the jewish state and to victims of a holocaust. he laid wreaths at the grace of theodore herzl the founder of modern zionism and a former israeli prime minister yithak rabin , who was assassinated back in 1995. >> back to the bay area and up date on a story we first brought you last week. a preschool teacher is now formally charged with giving sleeping pills to children in her care. 59 year-old, debra gdrtz is facing five counts of attempted child endangerment for putting the childsleeping aid sominex in to her preschooler's sit pickups. she is in a teacher at the kiddie academy in morgan hill since 2007. she supervised not signs of about 10 children ages 1 and 2. it was back on march 8th the voltages says she saw the other to to put the drug into the water cups of some of the children. she is now scheduled to be arraigned next tuesday. >> criminal charges have been filed against the wall an
FOX News
Mar 22, 2013 4:00pm PDT
the legendary strength of the united states marine corps. and i believe he speaks on behalf of all of us, shep? >> shepard: elizabeth plan live tonight near quantico. president obama says he is worried now about syria becoming a refuge for extremist. the president spoke during a news conference king abdullah. hundreds of thousands of refugees have poured in trying to escape the country's bloody civil war. president obama is warning even after bashar assad eventually leaves there is a risk extremists will take over. >> they thrive in failed states. they thrive in power vacuums. they don't have much to offer when it comes to actually building things but they are very good about exploiting situations that, you know, are no longer functioning. >> shepard: and no matter how this unfolds, the president says the outcome in syria is not going to be ideal our chief white house correspondent traveling with live in amman jordan. the president is getting more pressure to use military in syria. >> he he is the president wept out and vowed that he would rid asyria of all the extremist still left
FOX
Mar 22, 2013 12:00pm PDT
partnership that israel and the united states share. we are friends. we are allies. >> earlier in the day mr. obama had lunch with israeli prime minister benjamin netanyahu and paid tribute to holocaust victims at a memorial in tel aviv. >>> san francisco police are looking for a man who attacked a teen girl and her mother on a bus. it happened last weekend on the 14 mission bus there. police say the man pushed his way through the crowded aisle, when the girl shoved him back and yelled at him, that led to a confrontation in which he punched her and started to strangle her, her mother tried to stop it but was punched before he got off the bus and while this was going on a second man stole the mother's purse. >>> livermore police hope a newly released photo will help them find a man who held up a bank yesterday. police say this man robbed a citibank branch there yesterday at 1:30 p.m. the man indicated he had a gun. he got away with cash. witnesses describe him as a white man between 25 and 30 years old. 5'10" with a heavy build. anyone with information is asked to call police. >>> police a
FOX News
Mar 22, 2013 2:00pm PDT
about is president obama didn't talk about them in the "state of the union." he didn't say and reiterate he wants to close gitmo so they decided to have a hunger strike. >> bob: are you kidding me? >> dana: i'm serious. >> bob: my wife spent that much money on the house to get ready to sale it. my ex-wife. nice lady. if you try them down there, slow process you told me. if you bring them back here. you have read them miranda rights. >> dana: not going to happen. >> bob: so the host countries won't take them. what do you do? >> dana: president obama promised to close it but then reality hit. and the other reason they need to upgrade it, some of the prisoners now that they have been there ten or 11 years need geriatric care. freddie they need more shuffleboard. >> dana: bingo hall. >> greg: this is the island of lost terrorists. remember island of lost toys? island of lost terrorists. where do you put them. for president obama, gitmo is the employee you can't stand but you can't live without. it's finally come down, rea realizing that maybe i was too hard over bush over this. >>
CNN
Mar 21, 2013 7:00pm PDT
, officials tell cnn there are multiple indicators that they were not deployed. >>> president obama is on an out of state dinner in israel marking the close ties between the u.s. and israel. he was awarded the presidential medal of distinction, israel's highest civilian honor. >>> major change coming to chicago. 53 underutilized public schools will be closed. officials say the money saved will be used to install air conditioning in other school facilities, invested in libraries and used to buy ipads for students in grades 3 through 8. >>> a man in australia himself a new father says instinct kicked in when a mom in a supermarket screamed her baby wasn't breathing. although not trained in cpr, he came to the child's aid to clear her airway, listened to instructions from paramedics over the phone and saved the child's life. >> incredible. fast thinking there. thanks. >>> is the $500 million question, who is behind the biggest art heist in history? the list of potential suspects reads like a hollywood script. we will take a look at who may have done it ahead. >>> also ahead tonight, a mystery a
CNN
Mar 22, 2013 10:00am PDT
from the conference by president obama and king abdullah. >>> all right, the national rifle association is taking its fight against tighter gun control laws to court. the nra's new york state affiliate has filed a federal lawsuit challenging a gun control law signed by governor andrew cuomo in january. it strengthens the state's ban on assault weapons, limits ammunition magazines to seven bullets and tightens rules designed to keep the mentally ill from getting weapons. the nra says the state passed the measure with no committee hearing and no public input. >>> john lennon's widow is using social media to take aim at gun violence. yoko ono tweeted this picture along with several pictures including this one promptly retweeted by president obama's twitter account. it proclaims "over 1 million 57,000 people have been killed by guns in the u.s. since john lennon was shot and killed on 8 december 1980. >>> and just a few days after two teens in steubenville, ohio, were convicted of rape, another rape case involving teens is drawing a whole lot of attention because some are turnin
CSPAN
Mar 21, 2013 8:00pm EDT
. i have renewed confidence that the united states presented by president obama and mr. john kerry to remove -- [indiscernible] i for the u.s. commitments to provide support to the palestine people and to thank him for the support that has been provided for the past years, varies forms of support to the palestinians and the development projects. mr. president, once again, you are welcome in palestine. thank you. [applause] home>> thank you, president abbas for your generous words and welcoming me here. i was here five years and it is a pleasure to be back. to see the progress that has occurred since my last visit but to see the peace that so many palestinians seek. i return to the west bank because the united states is committed to an independent and sovereign state of palestine. the palestinian people deserve an end to occupation and the daily indignities that come with it. palestinians deserve to move and travel freely and to feel secure in their communities. ofestinians deserve a future home, that their rights will be respected, that tomorrow will be better than today and they can
FOX News
Mar 22, 2013 3:00am PDT
talked to a joint session of congress. this is a version of president obama coming here and saying you want to come to the united states and talk to me and tell the americans what you think about israel, i'm going to speak directly to your people and tell you what i think needs to be done. >>steve: yesterday during our program we showed you a live shot of the president of the united states and president of the palestinian authority. we didn't see when you pulled out, look who's over the president of the united states. yasser arafat, also known as the father of modern terrorism peering down over the president. >>anna: this man, throughout history being responsible for hundreds of hijackings, bombings and assassinations. how on earth 2k-9 president not -- how on earth did the president not realize this? did he not bone up on his history? how did his staffer not recognize this? >>brian: take off the yasser arafat pose above my head. in 1972 he was part of the massacre that killed israeli athletes. the hijacking in the abg abg abg -- in the hijacking of a cruise ship. he wasn't allowed to
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